As your datacenter grows larger it becomes harder and harder to maintain your Linux environment and keep track of the detailed configuration of your systems. Even for the most experienced and savvy Linux professionals, it’s impossible to track and assess every change that is made to the system config. And as you know, it’s the details that matter. Especially when any small misconfiguration can risk the availability of your systems and lead to service disruption.
Furthermore, your environment clearly includes additional components such as SAN, blade systems, virtualization, databases, and more. So other than your team, there are more teams involved in the daily configuration and maintenance tasks. This obviously creates collaboration challenges that eventually lead to misconfigurations and inconsistencies that impact the availability of your Linux systems.
For those reasons, you need a solution that proactively scans your entire infrastructure and preempts any possible issues before they actually impact your business with outages or data loss incidents.